In a shocking incident in Shamli, Uttar Pradesh, a group of Muslim youths attacked two Bajrang Dal workers, seriously injuring them over the issue of ‘Momos’. It is also reported that a mob Muslims gathered up to beat up police personnel and managed to rescue their arrested friend.
According to the reports, a group of Muslim men, Sajid, Abid and Taufeeq had come to Ajudhya Chowk of the city to have Momos. Two Bajrang Dal workers – Himanshu and Harsh, were also present at the spot. Soon, a war of words took place at the spot, which later turned violent. The Muslim youth were soon joined by a group of their associates, who thrashed Himanshu and Harsh leaving them seriously injured.
As Bajrang Dal workers were attacked, several others present at the market stood for their support and rescued them. They also informed the local police regarding the incident.
The local police reached the spot and tried to arrest one of the attackers. However, as per a report, another group of Muslims allegedly got mobilised at the spot trying to the get the arrested man freed. During the incident, even some police officials were attacked by the group and had their uniforms torn off.
The local businessmen and Hindu organisations are demanding strict action against the culprits.
The Shamli police have registered the complaint against Sajid, Abid and Taufeeq, along with 50 others. The police have also begun their search to nab the attackers.
Suresh Rana, Minister in the Uttar Pradesh government, took stock of the situation and sought a fair inquiry into the issue and demanded the arrest of attackers.